I Hung My Head
Johnny Cash Lyrics


Early one morning
With time to kill
I borrowed Jebb's rifle
And sat on a hill
I saw a lone rider
Crossing the plain
I drew a bead on him
To practice my aim

My brother's rifle
Went off in my hand
A shot rang out
Across the land
The horse, he kept running
The rider was dead
I hung my head
I hung my head

I set off running
To wake from the dream
My brother's rifle
Went into the sheen
I kept on running
Into the south lands
That's where they found me
My head in my hands

The sheriff he asked me
Why had I run
And then it come to me
Just what I had done
And all for no reason
Just one piece of lead
I hung my head
I hung my head

Here in the court house
The whole town was there
I see the judge
High up in the chair
Explain to the court room
What went through your mind
And we'll ask the jury
What verdict they find

I felt the power
Of death over life
I orphaned his children
I widowed his wife
I begged their forgiveness
I wish I was dead
I hung my head
I hung my head
I hung my head
I hung my head

Early one morning
With time to kill
I see the gallows
Up on a hill
And out in the distance
A trick of the brain
I see a lone rider
Crossing the plain

And he'd come to fetch me
To see what they'd done
And we'll ride together
To kingdom come
I prayed for God's mercy
'Cause soon I'd be dead
I hung my head
I hung my head

I hung my head
I hung my head

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Written by: GORDON SUMNER

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Andre Pereira

Early one morning
With time to kill
I borrowed Jebb's rifle
And sat on a hill
I saw a lone rider
Crossing the plain
I drew a bead on him
To practice my aim
My brother's rifle
Went off in my hand
A shot rang out
Across the land
The horse, he kept running
The rider was dead
I hung my head
I hung my head
I set off running
To wake from the dream
My brother's rifle
Went into the sheen
I kept on running
Into the south lands
That's where they found me
My head in my hands
The sheriff he asked me
Why had I run
And then it come to me
Just what I had done
And all for no reason
Just one piece of lead
I hung my head
I hung my head
Here in the court house
The whole town was there
I see the judge
High up in the chair
Explain to the court room
What went through your mind
And we'll ask the jury
What verdict they find
I felt the power
Of death over life
I orphaned his children
I widowed his wife
I begged their forgiveness
I wish I was dead
I hung my head
I hung my head
I hung my head
I hung my head
Early one morning
With time to kill
I see the gallows
Up on a hill
And out in the distance
A trick of the brain
I see a lone rider
Crossing the plain
And he'd come to fetch me
To see what they'd done
And we'll ride together
To kingdom come
I prayed for God's mercy
'Cause soon I'd be dead
I hung my head
I hung my head
I hung my head
I hung my head



Jason Jones

I orffoned his children, I widowed his wife,

I cried at this part -

Johnny Cash, we love you,
much respects to you
& thank you for all that you have brung to us - (Mr. Man in Black),
Folsom prison - one piece at a time & a Boy named Sue..

You will be missed, allways &
forever..

How ironic, Johnny's version of (HURT) comes on the radio & ends right before i can hit the send button -

Good timing yes.?



All comments from YouTube:

Gerard

For all the kids who do something stupid, but don't know why.

Jinn 87

Because that's all there is

This Guy

@Leon Darley yeah keep focusing on the differences between us all asshole that's how we'll solve the shit that's wrong with the world separation lol

Sergey Strelnitskiy

nomatter how old they are

Darth Darth Binks

My whole childhood lmao. I'm 19 now and I decline to do any more stupid shit.

cagethelonewolf

but he knows why he thought it was empty

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XKILLER007X

Anyone else ever feel like Johnny secretly killed a man and told us through his music? Lol

Danny Marcilio

@Triage Ministries one this is 2 weeks old and two, u taking this shit too serious ol head

Dylan Colson

HE DID WAS CALLED PRIDE

Danny Marcilio

@Triage Ministries I know I’m a sad man. Why i joined the Marine Corps rn, but I don’t take things too serious and just laugh it off

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